CURRENCIES: Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin Speculation of a more hawkish Fed tone provides support for buck The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open ...

ECB's Weidmann: Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive -- Report

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

Boston Properties FFO Slightly Exceeds Guidance

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Josh Beckerman Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) said second-quarter funds from operations a share were slightly above its guidance due to cost savings and higher-than-expected development and management services income. The office-focused real-estate investment trust said Tuesday that funds from ...

ECB's Weidmann Says Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

Russia Stocks Shrug Off Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Lukas I. Alpert MOSCOW--Russia's MICEX Index opened up 0.95% on Wednesday in the first minutes of trading after the U.S. and European Union imposed further sanctions against parts of the country's banking, oil and arms industries. The rise came ...

Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting later in the day. Junichi Ishikawa, market analyst ...

Asian Shares Mixed

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested earnings news from Japan and South Korea, and ahead of key data in coming sessions. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average was flat in early trading after the dollar reclaimed the Yen102 mark ...

Japan Industrial Output Falls

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

TOKYO--Japan's industrial production declined 3.7% in the April-June quarter over the previous three-month period, marking the first decline in six quarters, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Wednesday, as firms continued to scale back operations in response to ...

Australia Not Looking at More Sanctions on Russia

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Rob Taylor CANBERRA, Australia--Australia isn't looking at additional sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels widely suspected of shooting down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is focused on recovering ...

AstraZeneca Agrees to Buy Almirall Respiratory Franchise

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Jana Simmons LONDON--AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN), a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company, said Wednesday it has agreed to buy the rights to Almirall SA's (ALM.MC) respiratory franchise for an initial consideration of $875 million on completion, and up to $1.22 billion in ...

Australia Not Looking at More Sanctions on Russia

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia--Australia isn't looking at additional sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels widely suspected of shooting down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is focused on recovering the bodies of ...

Moscow Digs In as Western Sanctions Mount Over Ukraine -- Update

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Gregory L. White, Anton Troianovski and Laurence Norman Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine saw some of their worst battlefield setbacks in weeks Monday as the West agreed on tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the ...

European Stocks Slip as Investors Seek Safe-Harbor Assets--Update

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Josie Cox Investors clambered for safe-harbor assets Tuesday, spurred by uncertainty over the breadth and severity of a next round of Russian sanctions, sending German government bonds to their strongest levels on record. The yield on the 10-year German ...

Vodafone Ready For UK "Quad-Play" Move

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Simon Zekaria LONDON--Vodafone Group PLC Tuesday said it is ready to compete in the U.K.'s developing "quad-play" consumer space of mobile, fixed-line telephony, broadband and television services, even if it says the market is not developed yet. "Real quadruple-play ...

City, State Seek Dismissal of Suit Challenging Property-Tax System

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Josh Barbanel The city and state have moved to dismiss a challenge to the city's property-tax system by black and Hispanic renters. The plaintiffs contend that rental buildings are taxed at higher rates than co-ops, condos and private houses, ...

Airbus Completes Acquisition of Germany-Based Salzburg Munchen Bank

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Marion Halftermeyer PARIS--Airbus Group (AIR.FR) said Tuesday that it completed the acquisition of Salzburg Munchen Bank AG through a share purchase agreement that will allow the French aircraft manufacturer to establish its own in-house bank. With its own bank, ...

U.S. Durable Goods-Historical

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

Seasonally adjusted data in millions of dollars. R denotes revised. (NAIC Historic Time Series). Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -NEW ORDERS- -SHIPMENTS- -UNFILLED ORDERS- Mo Ago Yr A Mo Ago Yr Ag Mo Ago Yr Ago Level % chg % chg: ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Open Higher; Dow Above 17,000

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday with modest gains pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 17,000, thanks to prices gains in Merck & Co and Pfizer Inc following better-than-expected ...

U.S. Construction Spending-Historical -2-

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 29, 2014

May 04 974.2 0.6 12.4: 755.3 1.1 15.6: 199.8 -1.3 2.8: 218.9 -1.3 2.7 Apr 04 968.8 0.8 12.7: 747.1 1.0 15.4: 202.4 -0.3 4.6: 221.8 0.2 4.7 Mar 04 961.1 2.2 12.9: 739.8 1.3 15.1: 202.9 4.7 5.8: 221.2 ...